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transferring files to usb

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by clrockny24, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. clrockny24

    clrockny24 Thread Starter

    Dec 30, 2012
    This is a total newbie question. Since I am trying to free up space on my computer, I am trying to figure out if a usb drive will actually free up space on my computer. For example, I can move programs to the usb drive, but they're still on my computer. I'm pretty sure if I delete a progam from my computer that I move to usb, that won't help much, because if I want to run the program again, it won't fully transfer from a usb right? meaning I'll have to install it again, right?

    not really sure, sorry if that's confusing. I just want to know how to free up disk space without losing programs.
  2. Laz123

    Laz123 Banned

    Aug 31, 2012
    When you drag and drop files/folders from one drive to another it digitally copies them so you them have to delete from original drive. You can't copy programs; it doesn't work like that.

    Look in your documents folder for large files to copy, then delete them. Do a defrag after.
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